elapsed elapsed  /ɪ ˈlæpst/


  • (adj) (of time) having passed or slipped by


  1. The 24 hours elapsed, and not only did Delegate Suritz say nothing, but Foreign Commissar Molotov, in a short and pointed message, refused to discuss the matter.
  2. In Hitler's case, six months had elapsed before a report was issued concluding that he had killed himself.
  3. From the second I updated the software update to the second I was playing a tune from Rhapsody, only a minute had elapsed.



  1. "I have never been informed of any report of these events to any Australian diplomat," Mr Rudd wrote. "I would have thought given the time that has elapsed since then that I would have been informed or the matter made public as it would have...
    on Aug 18, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "Between 40 and 70 minutes elapsed before the call was made, and I am aware of no explanation for the delay," Bush wrote. "In light of this new information, I urge you to take a fresh look at this case without any preconceptions as to the...
    on Jun 17, 2005 By: Jeb Bush Source: Washington Post

  3. "Neither the B777 nor the A340 provide an economical solution to our desire to have some of our services overfly mid-point hubs," Mr Dixon said. "As well, our commercial people did not feel the savings in elapsed time between the non-stop and...
    on Dec 13, 2005 By: Geoff Dixon Source: NEWS.com.au

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